Little by little, normalcy was returning to the sport and it seemed like it would be definitive. The stands were again full of people, fewer and fewer players were having problems with COVID-19, they traveled Europe No problem, the calendar was the usual … But the sixth wave already known as the “sixth wave” swept through part of the old continent and also became known in football to the point of affecting the major leagues and leagues. Champions League.
worst in Central Europe. in countries like Germany NS Austria The situation is getting so out of control that there are lockdowns, curfews and restrictive measures that look more like last year. German health authorities have just reported 351 deaths and 75,961 cases in the past 24 hours. This week, the streets One They have seen the closure of nonessential trade, gastronomy, museums, cultural events and performances.
Holland The measures imposed by the governments are also tense. A Covid-19 passport has been imposed to enter any business, restaurant or bar, and fireworks are prohibited during the night The new year. Some restrictions are also placed on football events as capacity has been reduced in these three countries to the point that in some cases there will be empty stadiums again.
The rest of the countries have more lax positions in terms of these latter restrictions, but they do not get rid of the contagion problem. In the league There have been cases of coronavirus this week, as in Premier League. The return of the international rest period was a catalyst for the occurrence of this infection. Although no one is considering stopping, the specter of Covid-19 strikes the sport once again.
Italy is one of the countries that suffered the most during the season. Villar GonzaloMidfielder as Rome Who has already completed the course of the vaccine, tested positive at the end of last week, a situation his partner is going through as well Brian Crisanti. Since August, it has seen a large number of cases in different teams, as happened to Alternating current Milan With Ibrahim Diaz And Theo Hernandez in October. At the moment, the country is experiencing a fairly normal situation.
France It was one of the places where it cost its residents the most to get vaccinated and from the government they got very serious. However, his union did not raise a large number of cases. The same happens with the Spaniards, whose population lives much calmer compared to the European situation. just a bud in Cartagena put the League Two For the national football.
This was not the case in United kingdom. The Premier League continues to suffer losses due to Covid-19 and the last one was Kevin De Bruyne. The latest injury data among the more than 3,000 Premier League players and staff who underwent weekly tests left six positives in total. But they also have some issues with vaccinating their players.
yourgen club Confirmed that 99% of the workforce in Liverpool She was vaccinated, but this does not happen in all clubs. In a report last October, the Premier League indicated that 81% had received a single dose of the vaccine, while 68% had received two doses. In that same month, Newcastle United Only to pollinate 10% of the workforce. Ensuring that players who did not receive the solution would be able to continue playing has led many to choose not to vaccinate.
But the major scandal in Germany with Bayern Munich. At the end of October, the Bundesliga boasted that nine out of ten players had been vaccinated against Covid-19. In Bayern Munich the accounts do not appear. Up to five members of the Bavarian staff were found vaccinated. Joshua Kimmish It is the most well-known case, and in fact, she tested positive in the last test she underwent.
There have been requests from the German professional football authority itself to stop the competition. The Football Association responded to the request of the President of the Second Division Club Erzgebirge Aue To stop activity until December. Helge Leonardt He said football should be a role model and put people’s safety first to reduce the risk of new infections and reduce the burden on the German health system.
Where the German actions will affect will be in the stadiums. Bayern-Barcelona who will decide whether the culé team continues in the Champions League or falls into the group stage can play without an audience after it was released in Bavaria 10:00 PM curfew and match starts at 9:00 PM. employment Holland It is already being played without an audience, as can be seen on the last day of AirDevice.
The notice is there. The normal thing is that football continues its course, but it will already suffer some changes with the situations of these countries mentioned above. It is not the same to visit Allianz Arena With more audience than without. Lo que desea todo el mundo es que la situación se estabilice y no vaya a peor, porque los cierres de los países en cuanto a los vuelos tampoco se descarta y vivir otra vez la situación de jugar eliminatorias de garse puere de jus ed passes.
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